Auction 110, Lot 314

"A Chart of the Straits of Magellan. Inlarged from the Chart Published at Madrid in 1769 by Don Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla…", Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1775 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

27 x 20 inches
68.6 x 50.8 cm

This is one of the period's best charts of the important and treacherous Straits of Magellan with a large inset map of Magellania with the Falkland’s Islands. Thomas Jefferys compiled this map from the observations and surveys of Olmedilla, Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Bougainville.


Condition: B

Printed on sturdy paper with original outline color. Some minor stains, 2 tiny holes and some soft creases.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/2/2005